The Boston Bruins have traded for a third line center from Minnesota and his name is Charlie Coyle.
Coyle has been a productive part of the Wild since 2015 when he played all 82 games and tallied 35 points. His biggest year of production came in 2016-17 when he played all 82 games, scored 18 goals, 38 assists for a total of 56 points. Coyle comes with a big frame at 6’3” and 220 lbs, and he comes with a year still on his contract. He will be a free agent in 2020 and he comes with a salary of $3.2 million, which isn’t bad for the Boston native. It should be fun to see the Bruins actually have a third line instead of the rotating door in there.
The Bruins traded Ryan Donato and a 5th round pick to get Coyle in Boston. Ryan Donato has struggled when he has been up in the NHL and many think that he could be a solid NHL player later in his career but it has yet to translate right now. It’s tough to see Donato go however because he is so young and he did show promise and was one of the bigger Bruins assets.
It’ll be interesting to see if Sweeney will now try to go after a second line winger but it could be tough now since arguably their biggest trade chip is now in Minnesota.